The Prince of Tides

The Prince of Tides

eBook - 2010-08-10
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The bestselling Pat Conroy novel--now available as an ebook The stirring saga of a man's journey to free his sister--and himself--from a tragic family history Tom Wingo has lost his job, and is on the verge of losing his marriage, when he learns that his twin sister, Savannah, has attempted suicide again. At the behest of Savannah's psychiatrist, Tom reluctantly leaves his home in South Carolina to travel to New York City and aid in his sister's therapy. As Tom's relationship with her psychiatrist deepens, he reveals to her the turbulent history of the Wingo family, and exposes the truth behind the fateful day that changed their lives forever. Drawing richly from Pat Conroy's own troubled upbringing, The Prince of Tides is a sweeping and powerful story of how unlocking the past can be the secret to overcoming the darkest of personal demons.
Publisher: New York: Open Road Integrated Media, 2010-08-10.
ISBN: 9781453204023
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive

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Jackalope99
Nov 16, 2018

A sad and beautiful book. I found the prologue quite dull and wordy, almost to the point that I wasn't going to bother with it. But once I got into the story and the characters, I couldn't put it down. Conroy's imagery and storytelling are superb, and while I'd argue it could be a tad shorter (certain conversations went on and on redundantly for several pages), I definitely recommend it.

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becker
Mar 11, 2018

Very strong story with powerful imagery and beautiful writing. Highly recommended.

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elizali
Aug 31, 2017

Conroy's writing is undoubtedly beautiful. His nature writing is superb - an added bonus I did not expect with this book. I found this book dull at points, but was motivated to continue by Conroy's mastery of craft.

CRRL_MegRaymond Aug 08, 2017

Bleak, dark, poetic story of twins Tom and Savannah, and their very different reactions to growing up in an extremely dysfunctional South Carolina family.

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snowball9876
Apr 02, 2017

RIP Pat Conroy. We who love your books will miss you, but you've suffered enough.

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rpavlacic
Jun 07, 2016

Three decades after its initial publication, this remains one of the quintessential Southern novels. You'll laugh, cry, think ... and in some cases, hurl - and have a marvelous time doing all four reading this book.

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brettalayne
Apr 03, 2016

The story is powerful and compelling, and Pat Conroy's writing is absolutely beautiful.

lahharper Oct 22, 2014

My favourite family saga

geezr_rdr Sep 16, 2013

This is a monumental work and one of the best books I have ever read. A "must" for a list of best American literature.

Tally Dec 30, 2009

The writing is beautiful. Conroy creates images, so that you feel as if you're watching the story on a screen.

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"My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call."

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